International Series on Public Policy

Immigration Policies and the Global Competition for Talent

Authors: Cerna, Lucie

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This book examines the variation in high-skilled immigration policies in OECD countries. These countries face economic and social pressures from slowing productivity, ageing populations and pressing labour shortages. To address these inter-related challenges, the potential of the global labour market needs to be harnessed. Countries need to intensify their efforts to attract talented people – the best and the brightest. While some are excelling in this new marketplace, others lag behind. The book explores the reasons for this, analysing the interplay between interests and institutions. It considers the key role of coalitions between labour (both high- and low-skilled) and capital. Central to the analysis is a newly constructed index of openness to high-skilled immigrants, supplemented by detailed case studies of France, Germany, Sweden, the United Kingdom and the United States. The book contributes to the literature on immigration, political economy and public policy, and appeals to academic and policy audiences.

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Dr Lucie Cerna is an analyst in the Directorate for Education and Skills at the OECD, Paris, France, and Research Associate at the Centre on Migration, Policy and Society (COMPAS), University of Oxford, UK. Previously she was a Lecturer at Merton College, University of Oxford, UK, and Assistant Professor in Global Challenges at Leiden University, the Netherlands. 

Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Immigration Policies and the Global Competition for Talent
Authors
Series Title
International Series on Public Policy
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-1-137-57156-4
DOI
10.1057/978-1-137-57156-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-137-57155-7
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-84833-1
Series ISSN
2524-7301
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXV, 283
Number of Illustrations
13 b/w illustrations
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